the “busy” trap

A recent article in the New York Times caught my attention.  It’s about how silly it is that we say we’re so busy, but it’s mostly voluntary commitments that we’ve gotten ourselves involved in because we are essentially forced by society and those around us to do so.  Being busy makes you look and feel more ambitious and important.  The author says he’s chosen time over money so that he isn’t on his deathbed wishing he spent more time with family and friends.

I feel the same.  And whether or not you do too, there’s a lesson to be learned here: ask yourself every day what you would choose to do if you had no time left, and then try to spend even one moment of your day doing it.

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